The Rise of the Biggest Little City - An Encyclopedic History of Reno Gaming, 1931-1981 by Dwayne Kling
Arranged in encyclopedic form and lavishly illustrated with historic photographs the author records the stories of hundreds of gaming establishments, including the individuals that created them and made Reno a destination.
Reno was the true pioneer of the gambling industry - it was here that big-name entertainment was first offered in a casino setting; that elegant hotel rooms and fine dining were first offered as amenities of the casino experience; that a casino corporation first traded its stock on the New York Stock Exchange; that ethnic minorities first owned and operated casinos, and first integrated them.
Hardbound. 226 pages.
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (1999)